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cost him his job as director of the cia. former cia operative bob baer and the author of a fascinating article. bob, some people would say what on earth is the fbi doing investigating cia directors? is that how it works? i know there's been tension between them, but it does seem a bit extraordinary. >> i've never seen it happen. i've seen the cia think it has a problem and they go to the fbi and file a crime report saying, look, something has happened here, look into this, and there is complete cooperation between the fbi and the cia in a criminal investigation. but the idea the fbi is investigating a cia director for an extramarital affair is just extraordinary. i have never seen it happen, and it smacks of george orwell, really. >> you know, piers, that's absolutely right. the first shock was he admitted to having an affair. this is someone with a stellar reputation in washington, very well respected. war hero in many ways who was appointed by president obama a little over a year ago to head the cia. now he comes out in his own words, as you just read, and admits to having an extra m
scandal is rocking the obama administration three days after the election. cia david petraeus has been cheating on his wife. we have the details who may be the center of it all. her name is linda broadwell. she has spent a year in afghanistan with petraeus. here is a picture from their website. right now the cia is investigating a tip that she is the other woman. she is the woman named in that fbi tape. petraeus has not admitted an affair directly with her. but he said, yesterday afternoon, i went to the white house and asked the president to be allowed, for personal reasons, to resign from my position as d/cia. after being married for over 37 years, i showed extreme poorly judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. this afternoon, the president graciously accepted my resignation. author of "the secrets skreof t fbi," and suzanne kelly. let's start with suzanne kelly. this is a massive blow, really, to everybody in the white house, to general petraeus, to his wife and to the country
as director of the cia after admitting he an extramarital affair. they confirm to cnn that the investigators have been exploring tips on an affair with paula broadwell, his biographer. they tried to see if there was a potential security risk, in other words to see if petraeus could possibly be black mailed. petraeus is a highly respected, retired four-star general who commanded forces in both iraq and afghanistan. he was sworn in to run the cia a little over a year ago with vice president biden with his wife holly at his side. that was the swearing in. they've been married 35 years, have two grown kids. so how will this revelation exact the u.s. intelligence community? joining me now is fran townsend and bob baer and suzanne kelly. suzanne, what more can you tell us about the probe into the relationship with paula broadwell? do we know how long this has been going on? >> we don't know how long it was going on, but just the -- so they're the ones that would look into accusations of inappropriate access to classified information. individuals that hold clearances, are they doing what they need
a short while ago that general david petraeus, the director of the c.i.a. resign from his post citing personal reasons. specifically,en extramarital affair. joining us with the details and latest development on the surprising news is "special report" host bret baier. bret? >> c.i.a. director resigned as the nation's top spy saying he had engaged in an extra marital affair and his words showed extremely poor judgment. the story developed late today after words spreading of a hastily scheduled meeting for petraeus at the white house thursday. >> does the president have full faith and confidence in president petraeus? >> the president thinks general petraeus has done an excellent job. >> he believes general petraeus did an excellent job. no personnel announcements to make today. >> as the briefing was going on, details started to emerge about the resignation and letter to the c.i.a. personnel released detailing the affair. "yesterday afternoon i went to the white house and asked the president to be allowed for personal reasons to resign from my position at the c.i.a. after being married
petraeus was sworn in as director of the c.i.a. with his wife at his side. in a statement to c.i.a. employees today, petraeus said: that statement was followed a few minutes later by this one from the president who said he had accepted petraeus' resignation and that: it happened so suddenly even the white house press secretary seemed taken by surprise. >> the president has -- believed that general petraeus is doing and has done an excellent job but i don't have any personnel announcements to make from here today. >> reporter: the scandal comes at a sensitive time for petraeus and the c.i.a., one week before petraeus was scheduled to testify in closed-door congressional hearings about the c.i.a.'s role in fending off an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, which left the u.s. ambassador and two c.i.a. contractors dead. petraeus met his wife holly when he was a cadet at west point. she's a top appointee at the new consumer protection financial bureau. petraeus often describes her as "bright, nice, and a pit bull. someone you want in your corner." the deputy director of th
of petraeus. law enforcement sources tell bob orr there was concern about e-mails that the c.i.a. director was exchanging with a woman who is a journalist. additional sources tell us those communications involved paula broadwell, seen here with petraeus on a department plane. broadwell, 39 years old, published a book last year on petraeus' time as the general in charge in afghanistan. broadwell is a harvard university research associate and she spent time in afghanistan with petraeus. she is a west point graduate, as is petraeus. we have tried to reach broadwell today but we have not heard back. before this sudden development, it would have been hard to find edyone in washington admired as much as david petraeus. wae former general led the war in iraq and the war in sfghanistan. he is a scholar known for his calm, steady advice to presidents. we begin our coverage of this breaking story with nancy cordes at the white house tonight. nancy? hi reporter: scott, white house officials say david petraeus came here to the white house yesterday afternoon to meet with the president in person and of
again monday night. "weekends with alex witt" starts now. >>> shock and gone. the cia director and four-star general david petraeus abruptly resigned because of an extramarital affair. there's new information this morning. >>> the fiscal cliff. is the u.s. closer to the edge of an economic disaster, or is there room for compromise? and we compare what the president and the gop house leader said. >>> spending spree. new signs today that the economy is on the upswing, and you might be driving it. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt," let's get to what's happening right now out there as we have new information today on the shocking resignation of cia director david petraeus. we have now learned the fbi opened an investigation into his biographer, paula broadwell, for allegedly accessing petraeus' e-mails. all this just a week before the general was set to testify before congress on the benghazi attack. joining me now is greg miller, national security correspondent for "the washington post." greg, what a morning. let's get right to it. i'd like to hear the latest tha
about the scandal that has forced general petraeus out of government, out as head of the cia, and there are a ton of questions. and even though president obama's reelection was settled at about 11:15 p.m. eastern last tuesday, the election overall is still underway in some parts of the country, including one place where it appears to have mostly just broken down with a bunch of federal level races still undecided. and the state in question is not florida for once. important updates coming up there including what may be a deconcession by a democrat who previously thought he had lost in a big important u.s. senate race. that's all ahead. >>> but we have to begin with breaking news out of washington. "the washington post" is reporting tonight that president obama is considering massachusetts senator john kerry as his new secretary of defense. that's right, defense. putting the decorated veteran and former presidential candidate in charge at the pentagon and not at the state department, as had been widely speculated. "the washington post" is sourcing its reporting to unnamed seni
. there are new questions about the affair that led cia director david petraeus to resign and when did he pose a national security threat. the affair came to light during an investigation of so-called jealous e-mails sent by paula broadwell to this woman in tampa. her name is jill kelley. tonight a u.s. official confirms to cnn that petraeus told broadwell to stop sending harassing e-mails to kelley. who is kelley? along with her husband, she's known petraeus and his family for more than five years. that couple met the four star general when he was stationed at medil air force base in tampa. now, what about the e-mails? what's in them? here's what we can tell you tonight. a description of the e-mails seems to validate what a friend of petraeus tells us, that petraeus felt broadwell had shown a possessiveness toward him. as to whether she gained any information during her relationship to petraeus, here's something we found. here's what we found, a speech she gave in october of 006, while she was under investigation for those harassing e-mails that seems to add fuel to the fire. >> the cia an ex
on what forced david whateus to quit the c.i.a.. will the scandal compromise the war on terror? reports from bob orr and david david. two weeks after sandy, why can't tw they get the lights back on? >> it's mind-boggling. > pelley: mark strassmann investigates. and on this veterans day, michelle miller reports it's not just service members scarred by post-traumatic stress disorder, it's their families, too. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" y cbh scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a elley:ic war crime watched in a courtroom as children described m as crders of their families. of te were two days of testimony e wehe case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts ts pre-meditated murder and six ntunts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then shot and stabbed civilians in two villages. the hearing at a military post in washington state was called to decid
stories and breaking news for you. growing outrage over the sex scandal surrounding former cia director david petraeus. lawmakers demanding to know why they were left in the dark about that investigation as new questions are raised whether petraeus shared classified information with his mistress. some questions. meantime a massive house explosion leveling an entire indianapolis neighborhood, killing two people and leaving dozens of others homeless. what caused this deadly blast. >>> a new study showing a link between pregnancy, the flu and autism. it is all "happening now." jenna: start with our top story. new developments in the sex scandal rocking the former head of the cia. glad you're with us this monday morning. i'm jenna lee. >> i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. the timeline is unfolding as we learn how the affair between the general and his buying graph fer, paula broadwell came to light. jenna: fox news confirmed a friend of the petraeus famly, jill kelly, contacted the fbi said she got threatening e-mails from anonymous e-mail account, that e-mail, those anonymous e-mails were
of the c.i.a. white house counter terrorism director. they were all in town. they just didn't go to testify before the five television shows. why did she do it? she was trying out for what she wanted in the second term, secretary of state. by doing it, and doing it badly, she jeopardized her chances. >> kimberly: people are digging in, saying we are not going to support her. we are going to block the appointment, the request by the president. they don't believe she is the best candidate for job. >> greg: first, welcome k.t. to the show. you have tiny shoes to fill. you don't have a dog, do you? >> no. i have a husband and five kids. >> greg: good enough. just don't talk about them. the reason president obama was angry was strange. like it's wrong to question this person. he took it personally. angry dad at parent-teacher conference. why are you bothering my student? angrier about the questions about benghazi an the actual active any benghazi. he has a problem with misplaced priorities and misplaced anger. mad at the filmmaker and reporters and politicians questioning how they portrayed the
in a closed or classified session behind closed doors and one of the major flash points were the cia talking points a congressional source tells fox news the cia talking points had the language changed and drafts including al-qaeda in a later draft extremists, republicans say it was an effort to downplay or minimize the role of al-qaeda in the benghazi attacks, and no one in the u.s. intelligence community could say for sure who is responsible for the change. >> the initial talking points which were put together in an unclassified format at the house of the intelligence committee did initially state that al-qaeda-affiliated groups were involved, however, by the time we understand that went through its editing process after it left langley, that reference was taken out. >> reporter: but democrats say that these changes were not driven by politics, simply made to protect classified information. >> they didn't want to be specific as to the precise group they thought was responsible or groups because there may have been multiple groups involved, multiple groups of terrorists or extremists, but
game particularly with economic growth. when we come back, a week after his resignation, former cia director david petraeus has to hiestify behind closed doors about benghazi. >> a week after resigning his post, former cia director david petraeus testified behind closed doors friday on the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya that killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. and his testimony for the house and senate intelligence committees bizarre revelations about the four-star general's affair with paula broadwell. we're back with phil and kim strassel and joining matt, what have we learned now? the election's over this week, about the benghazi attack. >> the drip, drip of information keeps coming out and coming out. and we've learned far more about the personal life than benghazi the last two months and the important thing this week, especially on friday was that general petraeus was reported to have told the senate intelligence committee in closed hearings that he thought it was terrorism within 24 hours. which questioned the narrative p
person in the country, because the station chief of the c.i.a. reports to him, basically, as does everyone else in the country. do we know why he went there? >> well, my understanding is that he had preestablished meetings, obviously aware of the environment that existed there. but he liked to commingle with the people in libya and in benghazi and, you know, had prepared for this trip and didn't disrupt it in making those decisions about preplanned activities. but it's clear, we've got a lot of answers to secure regarding the overall lack of security and why the intelligence community weren't-- wasn't able to get the message out and the administration as to why we didn't have a full and complete pictures too who was responsible in the days following that event. >> schieffer: senator, i want to ask you about your retirement, because i really did think it was kind of a markener time. when a member of the senate would say this is no longer the place that one can accomplish anything. this must been a hard decision for you. >> it was very much so, bob, and i appreciate your comment. an
the affair starts two months after he took over as cia director and ended about four months ago. four days after the patreaus scandal broke, investigators are trying gather information. what we saw agents searching paula broadwell's home in charlotte, north carolina, the woman involved in the affair with patreaus. fbi spokeswoman would not say what they were actually looking for but you can see they're taking stuff out. seeing the agents carrying boxes and items out of her home last night. it's clear the scandal as it grows could have far-reaching implications. i want to bring in fran townsend a member of the cia external advisory board. it's confusing and complicated story but it's a web and it seems to be taking a lot of people along with it. the fbi turns up 30,000 pages of general john allen's e-mails. what are they possibly looking for and why are they -- why is the military investigating his e-mails? >> okay, so let's back up for a second, right? this starts with the jill kelley, woman in tampa complaint about harassing e-mails and it causes this web, as you call it, to unravel becau
questions about the affair that led cia director david petraeus to resign and when did he pose a national security risk. here's what we can tell you now. the affair came to light during an fbi investigation of so-called jealousy e-mail sent by paula broadwell to a woman in tampa named jill kelley. an official confirms to cnn -- to stop sending harassing e-mails to kelley, who along with her husband has known petraeus and their family for more than five years. that couple met the four star general when he was stationed at medil air force base in tampa. a description of the e-mails seems to validate what a friend of petraeus tells us, that petraeus felt broadwell had shown a possessiveness toward him. as to whether she gained any information during her relationship to petraeus, here's something we found. a speech she gave in october of 2006. here's what it had to say. >> had actually had taken a couple of libyan militia members and they think the attack was trying to get those back. still being vetted. >> and knowing about those prisoners being there in the first place, wasn't something you
are right, it is developing fast and furious, the c.i.a. director is out but the questions for our nation's intelligence security have only begun. who is in charge right now? growing fears bad guy could take advantage of this american intelligence power vacuum. welcome, everyone, i am neil cavuto at fox on top of a black eye for the c.i.a., gem general's departure is the latest between benghazi and what intelligence officials knew and didn't know and growing unrest in the middle east and what the c.i.a. knows and doesn't know. a shot out of left field that leaves my guest questioning the timing of all of this, lieutenant colonel on the phone. >>caller: the timing is too perfect, the obama administration, as the administration claimed it was coincidence that the benghazi consulate was attacked on the anniversary of september 11th now it is convince dense the affair surfaces right after the election, not before but right after and before the intelligence chiefs go to capitol hill to get grilled. as an old intelligence analyst, and i could be totally wrong this is my interpretation, the admi
scandal that toppled the cia director. why did a republican congressman now about it before the white house? >>> also, new information about the woman at the center of the storm. her past makes the present all the more shocking. >>> plus, a crack, a serious crack in republican opposition to raising tax rates on the rich. a leading conservative now seems to be opening the door. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> intriguing new twists and turns in the scandal that's gripping washington, indeed the nation and much of the world. the affair that led general dividend petraeus to resign as director of the central intelligence agency. we're finding out that at least one lawmaker here in washington may have learned of it ahead of the president and there are questions about the investigation that led to petraeus' stunning downfall. brian todd's been working the story for us and getting new information. brian, tell our viewers what's the latest? >> we found out that the house majority leader, republican congressman eric cantor, may have found out almost two weeks before the pr
is expected to face some pretty tough questions this morning over how the cia handled the attack in benghazi. >> it's the first time top lawmakers had a chance to question petraeus since he was caught up in that sex scandal. abc's preeti arla has a preview of today's hearings from washington. >> reporter: general david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committees. his testimony comes a week after he stepped down as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> director petraeus went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people, as i understand it, that were involved. and so, the opportunity to get his views, i think are very -- is very important. >> reporter: the september 11th attack in benghazi, libya, left four people dead, including u.s. ambassador chris stephens. yesterday, lawmakers heard from the acting cia director behind closed doors and watched the real-time video of the attacks. >> number one, were mistakes made? gosh, we know mistakes were made. and we have to learn from it
about or more facts that will be developed in the next couple days. in both instances, both the cia itself and our command in afghanistan, i think both are going to be in good shape. we're going to have a good leadership at the cia to get the intelligence we need to ensure a national security, and we'll have a general dunnford, a strong leader in afghanistan. so i think in both instances, our security is going to be in good shape. but obviously, there's still a lot of questions to be answered here. >> well, when did you find out about this investigation? i mean, are you angry, shocked, kron wh i don't know what the wd would be. police are looking into whether the cia director's e-mail had been hacked six months ago and neither you or anyone in the congress was told until after the election. >>. >> some of those questions will be answered when there is a review of the process here. obviously, in the senate, at least, members of the intelligence committee have access to and are briefed on matters that sometimes the whole senate -- i'm a member of the foreign relations committee -- may
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